Government Issues

17
Oct

Barry Cappello recently prepared an article that takes a look at the history of “at large” and “in district” voting in Santa Barbara as well as the legal challenges to the “at large” system. The article appeared in the October 17, 2014 issue of CASA Magazine. Here’s the link: Protecting Voters’ Rights

30
Jul

By Jean Merl Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2014 Santa Barbara on Tuesday joined the ranks of California cities to be sued over their method of electing public officials. Five Spanish-surnamed registered voters in the city of more than 88,000 filed suit in Santa Barbara County Superior Court, claiming the city is in violation of [...]

30
Jul

Santa Barbara, Calif.—After months of discussion and failed promises by the Santa Barbara City Council to review/reform the current election system, a lawsuit was filed today against the City of Santa Barbara demanding that district-based elections replace the current at-large voting system so that Latino voters would be properly represented on the city council. The [...]